New Year…New Looks!!! Spring 2012 Makeup Trend Report


With the new year beginning before we know it, we must take some time to discover what the new makeup trends for spring 2012 are!! I’ve done the research for you!! Continue reading to start off the year in ‘the know’ and more importantly, in Fancy Face style!!

Harper’s Bazaar states that the overall message from the backstage inspiration boards is to ‘pair vintage with modern to make a statement that’s unique and all your own this season.’

What’s in-fashion right now you ask???

*Red lips of every shade and texture!! (Matte reds, glossy reds, vintage reds, dark chocolate reds, blue reds, orange reds and more!)

*Modern Cat Eyes (Black Liner, Brown Liner, Color Liner, Heavily Winged Liner, Double Lined)

*Intense Brows: Nothing frames the face better!! A striking look for 2012 and very 60’s! (Brushed Up Brows, Untamed, Filled In)

*Dramatic Smokey Eyes: The darker and the smudgier the better!! Keep the face nude and simplistic and play up those peepers. Use dark, intense shades like black, brown, grey and navy blue. A daring look that doesn’t require a steady hand to pull off. For an edgier look, add a touch of vaseline to grease it up and look uber rock and roll!

*Sporty Cheeks: The makeup artists were inspired by athletes this season. Get that dewy, sunkissed, just ‘off the court’ look with peach bronzers on the tops of your cheekbones to give you that healthy glow.

*White Silver Metallics: On the runways displaying the 2012 looks, white silver metallics were seen everywhere on the models eyes. Chanel and Ralph Lauren’s models consistently sported the look. Wash the shade over the lids with a strong black liner or leave it alone with 2 coats of mascara!

*Nude Cheeks and Lips with a Pop of Color: Leave the face blank and play up those eyes with purples, turquoise, green, yellows and blues. Sound atrocious??? Trust me, done correctly it can make you look like a knock out!!! Use the color in small amounts on the lids or as eyeliner. Pair it with loads of mascara and nude lips and you are good to go!!

*Doll-like Lashes: Ok, every girl loves the look of thick lashes!! We all usually accomplish that with a set of falsies but now, whats hotter than ever are thick, feather like doll lashes!!! There is nothing better than this to make your eyes pop and radiate in pictures!! I love this look!!!

*Rosy Lips: With spring soon approaching, the feeling of love and romance will soon be in the air. What better than to have kissable lips to pair with the season. A light blush color rose was seen everywhere on the runways! Go for a creamy shade and then blot it off to give you more of a stained lip than a heavily coated one.

*Soft, Dewy, Clean Baby Skin: Stella McCartney made this look very popular for 2012 as she paired it with her clothing collection. To achieve this look it will take you next to no effort. A good moisturizer and hydrating foundation with light-reflecting particles go a long to impart that enviable youthful radiance. Oh, and stay out of the sun and put down that bronzer!



And that’s it!!! It’s time to play!! Try a different look each day and see what suits you best!!

Stay inspired…stay fancy…and most importantly….stay YOU!!!

<3 Brittany


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